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2011-05-18 10:00:00

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bowker, the global leader in bibliographic information, released its annual report on U.S. print book publishing, compiled from its Books In Print® database. Based on preliminary figures from U.S. publishers, Bowker is projecting that despite the popularity of e-books, traditional U.S. print title output in 2010 increased 5%. Output of new titles and editions increased from 302,410 in 2009 to a projected 316,480 in...

2010-04-14 14:37:00

NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Bowker, the global leader in bibliographic information, today released statistics on U.S. book publishing for 2009, compiled from its Books In Print® database. Based on preliminary figures from U.S. publishers, Bowker is projecting that traditional U.S. title output in 2009 was virtually unchanged. Output of new titles and editions dropped less than half a percent, from 289,729 in 2008 to a projected 288,355 in 2009. In...

2006-05-10 12:22:37

By Jeffrey Goldfarb LONDON (Reuters) - Readers on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean made bestsellers last year of "The Da Vinci Code" and the latest Harry Potter adventure, but British publishers for only the second time in 20 years churned out more new book choices than their American counterparts. U.S. output dropped for the first time since 1999 while the number of British titles surged 28 percent, according to new data from research firm Bowker. Britain, with one-fifth the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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